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      Say hello to NOW TV Combo

      https://twitter.com/NOWTV/status/748073342675083264

      Say a big hello to the NOW TV Combo. The UK's first ever contract free triple play bundle...
      ... offering the latest & best TV, unlimited broadband and call packages, all without a contract.

      Arriving early July 2016.

      More details: http://www.nowtv.com/broadband-and-tv

      See also reporting from the announcement: http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/1381...hone-from-9-99

      And finally an official press release: https://corporate.sky.com/media-cent...package_bundle

      Online streaming service NOW TV today announces the launch of the NOW TV Combo - the UK’s first ever contract-free triple play bundle, offering the latest and best TV, unlimited broadband as well as a range of call packages, all without a contract.

      Available from July, the NOW TV Combo comes complete with the brand new NOW TV Smart Box, combining a wide range of live and on demand TV with up to 35 pay TV and over 60 free-to-air TV channels, making it even easier for people to find and watch the shows they love.

      Launched in 2012, NOW TV changed the way customers can watch the latest movies, must-see TV shows and exclusive live sports available on pay TV, giving them the flexibility to enjoy great entertainment on their terms, without a contract. And the NOW TV Combo will give customers even better control, enabling them to get TV, reliable unlimited broadband and call packages starting from just 9.99* a month plus line rental, without a contract.


      Gidon Katz, Managing Director of NOW TV said: "NOW TV has got something for everyone – TV they love to watch, when they want and on their own terms. It’s why we’re not stopping there. With the NOW TV Combo, we’re pushing the boundaries again with the UK’s first contract-free triple play bundle. Plus, our customers will get the benefits of our new NOW TV Smart Box that brings together free-to-air and Pay TV shows seamlessly. We know people want the freedom and control of a no strings relationship when it comes to choosing their TV, broadband and call package, so the NOW TV Combo is the product and service they deserve."


      Every NOW TV Combo comes with the brand new Smart Box, which is the most advanced streaming box available in its price bracket†, enabling customers to watch the best free and pay TV available all in one place. This means easy switching from the latest episodes of Game of Thrones or Geordie Shore on NOW TV to shows on one of 60 free-to-air channels or Catch Up services, without having to swap inputs on the TV remote.


      The new homepage is the one stop destination for all our customers’ viewing needs. The super simple homepage also offers editorial recommendations updated throughout the day, featuring the best shows from all the channels. With so much great TV to watch, the new live pause functionality, of up to 30 minutes, means you never need miss a moment of the action from phone calls or tea-making interruptions. It’s also easy to turn your standard TV into a smart TV with the new box; simply connect the box to a digital TV aerial and broadband to start watching instantly.


      Creating a NOW TV Combo is simple; you just need to check you’re in a NOW TV network area and then just select the TV, available broadband and call options that work best for you:


      Firstly, choose how you want to be entertained with one or more NOW TV Month Passes:



      • Entertainment Pass - watch 11 channels not on Freeview and 250 box sets
      • Sky Cinema Pass – enjoy over 1,000 movies on demand and from July a new premiere every single day
      • Sky Sports Pass - see the biggest matches and events live on 7 Sky Sports channels
      • Kids Pass – watch six dedicated channels and thousands of episodes on demand

      Choose your running speed from the three unlimited broadband options:

      • Brilliant Broadband - speeds up to 17Mbps
      • Fab Fibre - speeds up to 38Mbps
      • Super Fibre - speeds up to 76Mbp

      Choose how you want to keep the conversation going with three call package options:

      • Pay as you use - only pay for calls you make
      • Evening and Weekends - unlimited calls to UK landlines, UK mobile numbers and calls to 0870 and 0845 numbers during evenings (7pm to 7am) and weekends
      • Anytime calls - unlimited calls to UK landline and UK mobile numbers and calls to 0870 and 0845 numbers, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


      The no contract NOW TV Combo comes with a one off set up fee of 40 for Unlimited Brilliant Broadband and 50 for Unlimited Fab Fibre Broadband and Unlimited Super Fibre Broadband.


      It will also launch with a 12 month special pricing offer across all packages. Prices range from 9.99 to 51.99 per month, plus line rental at 17.99 per month.


      The NOW TV Combo will be available to customers from early July. The exact date will be announced nearer the time. More information on the NOW TV Combo can be found nowtv.com/combo.


      Notes to Editors:


      • *9.99 doesn’t include 17.99 line rental, the NOW TV Combo renews until cancelled but you can cancel at any time
      • † Under 50
      • The new NOW TV Smart Box is available to buy for 39.99 as a standalone price
      • NOW TV worked with Silicon Valley based Roku Inc. to develop the new NOW TV Smart Box which will sit alongside the existing NOW TV Box
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      Re: Say hello to NOW TV Combo

      Sky Italia launched the same box a few days ago, I saw mentioned.

      Interesting though.
      Some may not be happy its not 4k and no terrestrial recording facility.
      An aerial, what's one of those
      Would be nice to see pics of the nowtv epg for the terrestrial channels.
      Box at 39.99 is more than I thought it would be.
      How does the per month phone and broadband non-contract work, if you want a month and then leave and come back, does that 50 connection dee happen each time and is it an instant switch on/off.

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      Re: Say hello to NOW TV Combo

      Yes, Sky Italia also looks to be a quad play combo (as it appears to include a mobile deal too).

      Aerial: early version of satellite dish, points at a transmitter.
      Transmitter: earth bound equivalent of satellite broadcasting device.

      Not sure how the contract free will work as far as phone and internet will work. There's a set up fee so that would surely discourage frequent switching of provider. There's LR to pay as usual. Looks like you would have to turn off auto-renewal of the phone & internet when you don't want it, but I can't see many people using it on an on/off basis. Be interesting to see how well or badly this combo thing is received.
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      Re: Say hello to NOW TV Combo

      One off set-up fee applies: 40 for broadband, 50 for fibre if taken on non Saver option
      12 month saver option has no set-up fee (12 month minimum term on Broadband and line rental)

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      Re: Say hello to NOW TV Combo

      Monthly pricing for NOW TV Combo options include:
      NOW TV Month
      combo
      NOW TV Month
      Pass
      Broadband
      Package
      Combo Offer
      Price
      Total including
      offer combo
      price, pay as
      you use calls +
      17.99 Line rental
      Entertainment Month Pass
      Brilliant Broadband
      6.99 8.00 9.99 27.98
      Entertainment Month Pass
      Fab Fibre
      6.99 18.00 19.99 37.98
      Entertainment Month Pass
      Super Fibre
      6.99 26.00 24.99 42.98
      Sky Cinema Month Pass
      Brilliant Broadband
      9.99 8.00 12.99 30.98
      Sky Cinema Month Pass
      Fab Fibre
      9.99 18.00 22.99 40.98
      Sky Cinema Month Pass
      Super Fibre
      9.99 26.00 27.99 45.98
      Sky Sports Month PassBrilliant Broadband 33.99 8.00 36.99 54.98
      Sky Sports Month PassFab Fibre 33.99 18.00 46.99 64.98
      Sky Sports Month Pass
      Super Fibre
      33.99 26.00 51.99 69.98
      NOW TV Month
      combo
      NOW TV Month
      Pass
      Broadband
      Package
      Combo Price Total including
      offer combo
      price, pay as
      you use calls +
      17.99 Line rental
      Kids Month Pass Brilliant Broadband 2.99 8.00 10.99 28.98
      Kids Month Pass
      Fab Fibre
      2.99 18.00 20.99 38.98
      Kids Month Pass
      Super Fibre
      2.99 26.00 28.99 46.98


      • NOW TV Combo only available in a NOW TV Network area
      • NOW TV Line Rental required for all options at 17.99 a month
      • All NOW TV Combos available with No Contract or Saver option (12 month minimum term on Broadband and line rental)
      • One off set-up fee applies: 40 for broadband, 50 for fibre if taken on No Contract option
      • 12 month saver option has no set-up fee (12 month minimum term on Broadband and line rental)
      • Call packages just add 4.00 for Evening and Weekend calls or 8.00 for Anytime calls to total. Further details of on our call packages and costs for non-inclusive calls can be found in our NOW TV Calls Tariff Guide (from launch)
      • Offer Combo pricing available for 12 months
      • NOW TV Smart Box and NOW TV Hub both provided with no charge for postage and packing
      • No additional charges are applied for New Line Install orders


      • About the NOW TV Smart Box
      • Watch over 60 free-to-air channels, 15 HD channels plus a wide range of pay TV with your chosen NOW TV Month Passes
      • Up to 35 Pay TV channels including all four NOW TV Month Passes
      • Pause and rewind live TV (Up to 30mins depending on channel and location)
      • Catch Up on favourites shows on BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 and Demand 5
      • Download over 50 apps like YouTube, Spotify, Sky Store Sky News
      • Easy to set up, simply connect the box to a digital TV aerial and broadband to start watching both free to air and Pay TV all in one place


      About NOW TV


      NOW TV lets you watch the latest movies, TV shows, and live sport online. There’s no contract, so you can dip in whenever you like. You can watch anytime, anywhere on the web or on over 60 devices with the app, like your tablet or mobile.

      Sign up and start watching instantly, with a Sky Movies Month, Entertainment Month, Kids Month or Sports Day, Week or Month Passes. Add more passes at any time; however you can only have one Sky Sports Pass on your account at any one time.
      NOW TV Combo 18+. UK only. NOW TV Network areas only. Combo renews until cancelled. And you may cancel at anytime if you are on the ‘No Contract’ saver option. A 12 month minimum term applies if you choose the ‘Saver’ option and you will need to pay an Early Termination Charge if you cancel during your minimum term. Broadband options available and speeds vary by location. NOW TV account and credit/debit card required. Find our call rates in the NOW TV Calls Tariff Guide. 16.9p connection fee applies to all non-inclusive calls to 01, 02 and 03. NOW TV’s Access Charge (11.5ppm) and the owning operator's Service Charge applies for non-inclusive 0845 and 0870 numbers.
      NOW TV Smart Box connects to TV via HDMI (cable supplied). Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection required. Digital TV aerial required to watch free to air channels live. Duration of pause and rewind available depends on location and selected channel. Month Passes renew automatically unless cancelled. Customers can stop renewal at any time.
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      Re: Say hello to NOW TV Combo

      A few more things, that are poor.
      Epg only shows now and next.
      The hub for the broadband with this combo package is the old sr102, not the new sky q hub.

      But,
      See it has a working usb port and micro sd card slot, so you can play your own video, music and pics via it.
      The press are also saying if you buy it for 39 it works with freeview and the apps out of the box, so no need to sign up for a sky now tv account and having to add a credit card and an initial now tv pass. I know many who have wanted that, so they can just use it as a smart tv box for the catchup and other apps. Not sure how correct that is.

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      Re: Say hello to NOW TV Combo

      There are quite a few things about it that are considered to be less than desirable when it is compared to a Freeview box (PVR or non-PVR)!

      As for the combo thing, I think it's just a play to acquire more BB/Talk customers from other providers. From what I've seen, many would have preferred a combo pricing for multiple passes (e.g. Entertainment & Movies at a discount to buying them separately etc).

      On the whole, I'll be sticking with my preferred choice of BB/Talk provider and buying passes as and when required (once or twice a year for Movies, a couple of months for Sport in the summer when there are cricket test matches, and continue to pick up 6 month Entertainment passes as available).
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      Re: Say hello to NOW TV Combo

      Is this the new box that was announced a few months ago and at the time was suggested would be a Freeview PVR with Now TV functionality, or is that yet another option which is to be launched later with probably a higher setup fee, or has it been abandoned altogether?

      Also interesting that Sky used to sell Now TV as an option to save broadband and phone customers (will this continue?).

      Not so long ago for a limited time they did have a starter bundle on sky.com which was Now TV with Sky phone and broadband on a 1 year contract - this was recently removed as an option so obviously that was a precursor to this launch.

      Sounds nuts! You can have Sky TV with eg. Original pack for 20 per month. Then add Now TV Movies and broadband and Line Rental for 12.99 + Line Rental compared with a Sky customer having to pay 25.50 or 28 plus line rental for Movies and Unlimited broadband with Line Rental. Sky will be competing with themselves again. Totally idiotic!

      One final thing.
      Given that internet providers are going to be forced to include Line Rental in their advertised prices, why launch this now with still this separate price points?
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      Re: Say hello to NOW TV Combo

      I'm currently paying 78 a month for Sky, Phone and Fibre. I would be very intrested in moving to NOW TV as I only use the Box sets on sky anyway. But I have just paid 60 for a Sky Q Hub. I don't want to go back to the rubbish SKY hub. Does anyone know if I would be able to use the Q Hub on NOW TV's fibre service?

      Thanks in Advance.

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      Re: Say hello to NOW TV Combo

      Quote Originally Posted by dwnet View Post
      I'm currently paying 78 a month for Sky, Phone and Fibre. I would be very intrested in moving to NOW TV as I only use the Box sets on sky anyway. But I have just paid 60 for a Sky Q Hub. I don't want to go back to the rubbish SKY hub. Does anyone know if I would be able to use the Q Hub on NOW TV's fibre service?

      Thanks in Advance.
      Yes, would work perfectly.

     

     
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